Today is Day 1 of the Slice of Life Story Challenge with Two Writing Teachers. For this challenge I will be attempting to write a “Slice of Life” post each day in the month of March and each Tuesday after that.
When I Wake
It’s 6:00 A.M. on Saturday morning. I had a long week of short nights. But here I am. Awake. Up even. I am awake before six every day. Every. Single. Day. I might be tempted to complain–in fact I sometimes do, but it’s impossible to stay irritated for long because this is my alarm clock:
Ruby “Danger” Lavender is named after the main character in the book Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles
. There is a line where Ruby’s mother asks, exasperated, “What am I going to do with you?” and Ruby Lavender answers “Love me to pieces?” And that’s exactly how it is.
Stella Q. Clementine is there too, but she is happy to sleep in.
Ruby is simply too excited for the day to begin to wait much past 6:00. And so here I sit, with my alarm clocks curled up on the couch next to me, quite satisfied with my morning routine